CRICKET matches went ahead on Saturday in the Swan Hill and District Cricket Association’s senior competition despite heavy rainfalls the night before.
The pitch was popping and unpredictable for batsmen, but it didn’t stop St Mary’s Tyntynder batsman Jonty Chaproniere from cracking an impressive ton.
Nyah District also claimed top spot on the season ladder, stealing the first place from Woorinen by defeating them on their own turf.
Nyah District defeated Woorinen
There was much on the table for the winner of this match, aside from the top-of-the-table ladder placing.
Nyah District have reigned supreme in recent times and claimed the one-day series grand final two weeks ago.
But Woorinen have been a bit of a surprise packet, with good depth right across the ground and through their batting order.
In day-one of the clash, the Demons stacked on 206 runs after 77.5 and Woorinen went to the crease for two overs.
When play resumed on Saturday, the Tigers returned to the crease and looked promising with Marcus Mangiamelli surviving 26 balls for 15 runs but beyond that, the side struggled.
Jason Mangiamelli (seven runs) and Damian Mangiamelli (three runs) were the next wickets to fall, both bowled out by Ben Shadbolt and Justin Toomey respectively.
Gurmander Singh rallied with 16 runs but was caught by Bailey Codling off the bowling of Duane Bruton who was instrumental with both bat and ball in his side’s win.
A 30-run effort from Angus Boyd-Law down the order was the Tiger’s best knock for the day, but the Demons claimed the match after 55 overs.